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Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, and Noel Whiteside


British pensions are in crisis. Yet in all the discussion of what exactly the crisis consists of, and how it might be addressed, attention to the history of how the crisis has come about is surprisingly lacking. History has much to tell us about how pensions have developed in Britain, how that development has shaped the crisis that we now face, and how decisions taken in the past constrain our options for the future. In this book, leading experts on the past and present of pensions in Britain debate the present crisis, and the lessons of history for those seeking to craft solutions to it that ... More

Keywords: British pensions, pensions history, European pensions, North American pensions, Pensions Commission, government response

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263853
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Pemberton, editor
Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Bristol

Pat Thane, editor
Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary British History, Centre for Contemporary British History at the Institute for Historical Research, University of London

Noel Whiteside, editor
Zurich Financial Services Fellow, University of Warwick

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